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Sunshine Village-Banff

Sunshine Village-Banff Ski Resort Guide

Sunshine Village-Banff, Canada

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,730m8,957ft
Resort Height2,160m7,087ft
 Nearest AirportCalgary International
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Sunshine Village-Banff

The Canadian ski resort of Sunshine Village-Banff is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 2,160m7,087ft.


Sunshine Village-Banff has direct access to 91 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,160m7,087ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,730m8,957ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sunshine Village-Banff is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sunshine Village-Banff.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Sunshine Village-Banff is 8km5 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sunshine Village-Banff?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 5 December, with around 2cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sunshine Village-Banff

Ski Area Stats

Sunshine Village-Banff Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sunshine Village-Banff Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,730m8,957ft
Lowest Piste2,160m7,087ft
Resort Altitude (Sunshine Village-Banff)2,160m7,087ft
Max Vertical570m1,870ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sunshine Village-Banff
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sunshine Village-Banff?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sunshine Village-Banff is Calgary International, 106 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 25,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sunshine Village-Banff open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is mid November.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sunshine Village-Banff, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sunshine Village-Banff Tourist Office for the latest.

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